Homemade Ketchup

Homemade Ketchup – Kid Approved!

Are you ready to ditch the store-bought ketchup and replace it with a healthier homemade version?  This homemade ketchup is not only delicious it is very easy to make and most importantly it tastes delicious!  With only a few ingredients and a couple of minutes in the kitchen you can enjoy this healthier homemade ketchup…. […]


Lesson Ideas For Teaching Money

Alex is becoming very interested in money.  Alex has been learning place value for a few months now so I am sure that he will learn about money with ease.  Their are several learning activities for teaching money available for FREE!  We have had fun learning about money using videos, books, and several fun activities. […]

spinach lasagna

Simple Spinach Lasagna

I love lasagna.  I rarely make the same lasagna two times in a row…there are just too many variations!  I have been trying to incorporate more spinach into my families diet.  This week I made a delicious spinach lasagna. The kids were skeptical at first when they saw the green stuff in their pasta.  Once […]

Orange Infused All-Purpose Cleaner

Orange Infused Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner

Homemade all-purpose cleaner is a must have in my home.  I really enjoy making my own homemade household cleaners.  I use vinegar and water for my homemade everyday household cleaner.   I decided to freshen up my basic homemade cleaner by infusing it with citrus. I live in the Sunshine State so fresh citrus is […]

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Field Trip Friday: Day Of Play!

All week I have been learning about deschooling myself in order to effectively unschool my kids.  The first step in deschooling is to take a break.  That is what we have done this week.  It has been an awesome week of unschooling! At about 4:00 this morning in a state of panic.  I realized we can be almost […]


Day Of Play With Some Learning Along The Way

I would like for the way we homschool to evolve into unschooling.  I want my children to understand that learning is a lifestyle.  I want them to know that learning takes place all of the time not just through ‘schooling’.  Eventually I would like to get rid of the schooling that I impose on them. In order to […]


Homemade Chicken Stock / Broth

I love making homemade stock.  The house smells so warm and inviting while it is simmering.  I cook my stock at night.  On these nights my kids always sleep very well while the aroma from the simmering stock drifts through our home.  I keep a large supply of homemade stock in our freezer.  I use it even […]

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Dr. Seuss Activities To Celebrate His Birthday

Dr. Seuss’ birthday is March 2nd.  What better way to learn than through his magical world!  I have put together a list of some fun & FREE activities for celebrating his special day.  Just click on the link and you will be redirected. Super Cute Early Elementary Printable Unit Dr. Seuss Lapbook Printable Dr. Seuss Lessons […]


Falling In Love With Coconut Oil

My relationship with coconut oil started as a fling but has recently flourished into a full-blown love affair!  I first purchased coconut oil as an ingredient to make homemade deodorant.   I made the deodorant then put my jar of coconut oil away in a cabinet. I recently began using the no ‘poo shampoo method on my […]


Living Without A Microwave Oven…..Finally

Recently I have been hearing more and more about families living without microwave ovens.   In the back of my mind I knew that cooking with a microwave could not be harmless and was certainly not healthy.   I mostly used my microwave to reheat items and to cook oatmeal.   Although my microwave oven use was minimal I was […]

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Homemade Ranch Dressing

I am slowly replacing the store-bought items in my house with homemade alternatives.  Last night I made a wonderful blue cheese dressing using tofu and cottage cheese.  Today I replaced Ava’s favorite dipping sauce with homemade ranch dressing.  As I typed she is munching on carrots dipped in my new creation! When you ditch store-bought […]


Homemade Low Fat Blue Cheese Dressing

I am slowly replacing the store-bought items in my house with homemade alternatives.  Yesterday it was blue cheese salad dressing.  My husband loves his blue cheese dressing so I was a little nervous with how this recipe would go over. I served it last night with our salads and he really liked it! Here is […]